Friday, 25 April 2014

Alison's got a new home!

As promised, we have another guest today! We have just six days to go until the challenge ends and we have one of February's Top 3 badge winners to head up the final thrust towards the month end. So, over to...


"I’m Alison aka Craftytrog. I discovered rubber stamping about ten years ago, and haven’t loo ked back since. I dabble in many different crafts, including card- making, altered art, art journaling, & jewellery making. I love colour, & using mixed media."

"I interpreted this month's theme in two ways. I've recently started carving my own stamps, & I've used my hand-carved house stamps on my artwork for the challenge. I also created a new home card, which also means a new beginning.    Here's how I made my card...
I created my background, using a Gelli Plate & PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint, then cut out a 5x5" square. I stamped a Kaisercraft border from the 'Edges' plate along the bottom edge, then used Crafty Individuals CI-395 to stamp some foliage.    I painted some book paper with a thin layer of gesso, then stamped my houses. I coloured them with Fresco Finish paint, to match the background. I also added some extra details, using a black fineline pen. I used Glue & Seal matt to attach the houses to the background.    For my wording, I edged some Tim Holtz Chit Chat word stickers with black soot distress ink, then attached th em above the houses.    To finish, I edged my artwork with black archival ink, then attached it to a 6x6" kraft card."



A brilliant idea and a brilliant project Alison! Thank you! Do HOP ACROSS and say "Hi" to Alison, she'd love to have you visit.

Amazing what you are all conjuring up, both mentally and creatively, we are seeing some amazing projects being entered, thank you!

Alison's post is the last guest spot this month but we have one more post in which to tempt you and the honour this month goes to Sue, she will be here in a few days. xxx

11 comments:

Rita said...

Fantastic art piece Alison. Very well done too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Wow! Alison's hand carved stamps are so quirky, fun and very clever and I love the background she created for her beautiful card too.

Zuzu's Blog said...

Alison, your little hand carved stamps are gorgeous!!! and the card is stunning. the background really is fab. I still have not tried a gelli plate.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Great work with those little house stamps, Alison! This is such a lovely card!You are very talented. Julie Ann xxx

rachel said...

lovr this anf how clever to carve your own stsmps x

Chris Warner said...

I love this Alison, it's quirky and fun and so creative to use your own carved stamps. So, so original! Thanks for sharing with us and guesting today! Chris xxx

Monique Deconinck k said...



Waouh waouh. Top mignon
Bravo bravo
Monique

Jennie Atkinson said...

I really love your card Alison - fabulous colours and those hand carved stamps are amazing! Lovely to see you here guesting today Jennie x

Elly said...

Very beautiful card, Alison. Your card looks like a lot fun. (:o)

Astrid Maclean said...

A great card Alison, fun and beautiful all at the same time! Great to see you guesting here!

Susan Carol said...

I love your card. Wonderful backround and I LOVE the wonky houses.